May 29, 2022

Wikimedia Releases Its Five-Year strategic Plan (Goals 50 Million Articles, 1 Billion People Served, 25% Female Editors) by 2015

From the Wikimedia Foundation Web Site:

The strategic plan is the culmination of a collaborative process undertaken by the Wikimedia Foundation and the global community of Wikimedia project volunteers through 2009 and 2010. The process aimed to understand and address the critical challenges and opportunities facing the Wikimedia movement through 2015. It has culminated in a series of priorities and goals, as well as specific operational initiatives for the Wikimedia Foundation, that will define the movement’s continued success.

Direct to the Full Text Summary (Two versions; PDF)

Wiki Version of Plan

From the Report:

Strategic Priorities

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+ Stabilize infrastructure

+ Increase participation

+ Improve quality

+ Increase reach

+ Encourage innovation

Wikimedia Foundation targets for 2015

+ Increase the total number of people served to 1 billion

+ Increase the number of Wikipedia articles we offer to 50 million

+ [Our Emphasis] Ensure information is high quality by increasing the percentage of material reviewed to be of high or very high quality by 25 percent

+ Encourage readers to become contributors by increasing the number of total editors per month who made >5 edits to 200,000

+ Support healthy diversity in the editing community by doubling the percentage of female editors to 25 percent and increase the
percentage of Global South editors to 37 percent

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.